2013 Chrysler 200

MSRP $19,695

Ranked #7 in Sedan

7.6

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2013 Chrysler 200 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Chrysler 200 is an affordable midsize sedan that tries to bridge the gap between regular and luxury products with its premium aspirations. Launched first in the year 2011, the Chrysler 200 gets a subtle exterior design, a powerful V6 engine alongside composed ride and handling. Even on the inside, the Chrysler 200 feels more upmarket than its segment rivals like the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Dodge Avenger. 

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Pros

Premium cabin appointments

Plenty of features

V6 powertrain available

Respectable ride and handling

Cons

Average interior space

Limited cargo space

What's New?

No major changes for 2013


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19695

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

173 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

166 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

4 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

108.9 in.

length

191.7 in.

width

72.5 in.

height

58.4 in.

curb weight

3402 lbs.

ground clearance

6.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

100.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/25/29 mpg

highway range

490.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

LX$19,695 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Chrysler 200 in Black Berry color
Black Berry

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


Fresh to the core following its launch in 2011 though, the 2013 Chrysler 200 doesn’t add any major change to its tray. No problem at all though, since the 200 is already a neatly packed machine. Apart from its core humble attributes, the Chrysler 200 also comes loaded with a plethora of available features. While it checks most boxes right, it's let down by its restricted cargo and practicality. At a starting MSRP of $19,695, the 2013 Chrysler 200 still packs decent value for those looking for a comfortable daily commuting experience.


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2013 Chrysler 200 Features

The 2013 Chrysler 200 is available in the same trim levels that were previously listed. Among them are the LX, Touring, and Limited trim levels. The base version of the Chrysler 200 is more basic than the top-of-the-line trims. In the base trim, most features must be adjusted manually, and the numbers of those features are also somewhat limited. Next up, you have the Touring version which provides more comfort in terms of features.

 As an example, it has climate control, leather seating, automatic LED headlamps, and many other luxuries. Lastly, you have the top-of-the-class Limited version which happens to be the most well-equipped version of all three trims so far mentioned here. It comes with a V6 engine and other features almost identical to the Touring trim. Moreover, the Touring and Limited trims offer various optional features like a sunroof, 18.0-inch wheels, UConnect phone, heated seats, and many more.

Trims

LX

Touring

Limited

MSRP FWD

$19,695

$22,565

$25,255

Key Features

Steering Wheel Controls

Adds or replaces features of LX

Adds or replaces features of Touring

 

Cruise Control

Rear reading lamps

Projector Fog Lamps

 

Keyless Entry

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel With mounted Controls

Electrochromic Rearview Mirror

 

Auto-off headlights

Satellite Radio

Premium Sound system

 

Remote Trunk Release

Automatic Climate Control

Leather Seats

We Recommend

We would suggest you purchase the Touring trim even though it is slightly more expensive than the base model. However, when you compare the overall benefits that come with this trim, it's well worth the additional price. This trim offers a lot of automatic luxury features and a multitude of options are also available.

However, if you have a different taste in mind and want a sporty sedan with some extra power, then we recommend purchasing the highest-end model equipped with a V6 but be prepared- this option will cost you approximately $3,000 extra.

2013 Chrysler 200 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Most of the 2013 Chrysler 200 trims are powered by a 2.4-liter Inline-4 engine that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Limited trims come with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that produces 283 horsepower. The power produced by the base trim is respectable considering their price and segment competition. On the other hand, this V6 is one of the most powerful and efficient engines Chrysler has made in a long time.

The base trim is equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, whereas the other trim features a 6-speed Autoshift transmission. In the 200 series of Chrysler, all trim levels are available with front-wheel drive only, and all-wheel drive is not yet an option. The Chrysler 200's acceleration is very good and competitive with the rest of its rivals with 0-60 MPH coming up in 8.5 seconds. While that’s surely acceptable for a comfortable daily driving midsize sedan it is still a bit lower than some of its rivals.

Models

2013 Chrysler 200

2013 Dodge Avenger

2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Hyundai Sonata

MSRP

$19,695

$19,795

$22,235

$20,895

Engine

2.4L I-4 engine

2.4L I-4 engine

2.5L I-4 engine

2.4L I-4 engine

Drivetrain

Front-wheel-drive

Front-wheel-drive

Front-wheel-drive

Front-wheel-drive

Transmission

4-speed automatic transmission

4-speed automatic transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

Power (hp @ rpm)

173 @ 6000

173 @ 6000

178 @ 6000

198 @ 6300

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

166 @ 4000

166 @ 4000 

170 @ 4100 

184 @ 4850

0-60 mph (sec)

8.5

8.9

8.1

8.2

Quarter mile (sec)

16.6

N/A

16.2

16.4

Top Speed (mph)

N/A

N/A

129 MPH

147 MPH

Among the competition here, both the Toyota Camry and the Hyundai Sonata set benchmarks in their segment when it comes to acceleration from 0-60mph, clocking 8.1 and 8.2 seconds respectively. With a base price of $19,695, the Chrysler 200 is the cheapest in its segment while in terms of horsepower and torque, the Hyundai Sonata has the highest output of 198hp and 184lb.-ft of torque. The Dodge Avenger and Chrysler are mechanical twins with a similar powertrain setup and identical outputs, yet the former is a tad bit slower.

2013 Chrysler 200 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Chrysler 200’s fuel economy is not on the same level as some of its rivals, which are highly conservative. However, the Chrysler 200 still manages to go 21 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. In combined driving conditions, the 200 delivers 24 MPG which is not the most frugal in its segment. Even in terms of fuel tank size and driving range, the 200 is not very generous among the pack here with a 16.9-gallon fuel tank translating into 405 miles of combined driving range.

Models

2013 Chrysler 200

2013 Dodge Avenger

2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Hyundai Sonata

MPG (City)

21

21

25

24

MPG (Highway)

29

29

35

35

MPG (Combined)

24

24

28

28

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

16.9

16.9

17

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

354.9/490.1/405.6 

354.9/490.1/405.6 

425/595/476 

444/647.5/518 

Among the segment rivals here, both the Toyota Camry & Hyundai Sonata provide excellent gas mileage with 28 MPG combined fuel economy each. On the other hand, the Sonata has the largest tank in its class, measuring 18.5 gallons, providing it with the best fuel range in its class. The similarities between the 2013 Avenger and the 200 extend to their fuel efficiency as well, with no difference whatsoever. 

2013 Chrysler 200 Interior

7.0/10

On the inside, the 2013 Chrysler 200 welcomes you with a warm cabin. The cabin feels roomy and upscale with an attractive layout. Though you will find some scratchy plastics here and there, the higher models do incorporate some soft-touch materials on the dash and armrests. The all-black interior theme with a minimalistic dashboard design work well with the overall layout while the gloss black inserts alongside an analog watch on the dash adds to the upscale vibe inside. The 200 also gets a healthy suite of features like power windows, cruise control, automatic climate control, powered front seats, and more. 

Talking about seats, the front chairs are wide and supportive with a decent amount of room on offer, if not best. We must also acknowledge that the Chrysler 200 doesn't have the most spacious interior in its segment. This sedan's front and rear space feel cramped, and long rides may be a bit uncomfortable for five people. Another disadvantage of this sedan is its cargo space, which is not as impressive as its rivals'. Taking the Chrysler 200 as a whole, it is indeed a great sedan. However, one thing that needs to be improved is the amount of interior space.

Models

2013 Chrysler 200

2013 Dodge Avenger

2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Hyundai Sonata

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (inches)

40.1/56.3/42.4

40/56.3/42.4

38.8/58/41.6

40/57.9/45.5

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (inches)

38.4/56/36.2

38.3/56/36.2

38.1/56.6/38.9

37.8/56.7/34.6

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

13.6

13.5

15.4

16.4

Among the pack here, the Chrysler 200 is surely not one of the most spacious sedans in its segment. In the front, the Hyundai Sonata comes out as the best in terms of space. Hence, the driver and co-passenger of the Sonata should be satisfied with the car. However, when it comes to rear passengers, the Toyota Camry offers the most head and legroom. Both the Camry and Sonata have decent cargo spaces, and they are the largest in their class. Key interior features in the 2013 Chrysler 200 are:

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather seats
  • Keyless entry
  • Power 8-way driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats (cold weather package)

How intuitive is the 2013 Chrysler 200's Infotainment unit?

Although it does not get a very intuitive infotainment interface, the 2013 Chrysler 200 still has tons of great features. First, the vehicle comes with a Uconnect system as a standard feature. Your smartphone can be connected to the car so you can listen to your music on the go. On the top trim, there is also a Boston Acoustic Audio system with six speakers. Apart from that, some basic features include Bluetooth with voice command, Sirius XM, USB ports, and steering wheel controls. Key infotainment features in the 2013 Chrysler 200 are:

  • Boston Acoustic 6-speaker system
  • HomeLink
  • Uconnect infotainment system
  • USB ports
  • Bluetooth system with voice command
  • Sirius XM

2013 Chrysler 200 Exterior

7.0/10

Several years have passed since the Chrysler 200 was last redesigned, but a facelift in 2011 helped it compete with other luxury sedans. A few changes have been made to the 2013 Chrysler 200's exterior, but the basic design remains the same. Chrysler's latest models have a more modern look with slightly more pronounced grilles, headlights, and bumpers. 

The rear end of the new 200 has also been completely redesigned with larger and more distinctive tail lights than ever before. In 2011, all those changes were carried over and the same exterior styling was followed this year as well. However, the Chrysler 200 does boast a sportier look than previous models. Standard features include 17-inch wheels and LED taillights. Other features include a sunroof (optional), body-colored door handles, and projector fog lamps.​​​

Models

2013 Chrysler 200

2013 Dodge Avenger

2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Hyundai Sonata

Curb Weight (lbs)

3402

3603

3190

3199

Length (inches)

191.7

192.6

189.2

189.8

Width (inches)

72.5

72.8

71.7

72.2

Height (inches)

54.9

58.4

57.9

57.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.1

6.0

6.1

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

108.9

108.9

109.3

110

With a length and width of 191.7 and 72.5 inches, the Chrysler 200 is among the biggest sedans here. Again, the bodyweight is not too much, and the figures are decent for a vehicle of this class. All sedans here have almost the same ground clearance of about 6 inches which feels apt as per the segment. However, the Hyundai Sonata has the longest wheelbase of 110 inches. As a result, its cabin offers so much space. The Toyota Camry and Dodge Avenger also have only diminutively shorter wheelbases but the latter is the longest car in the segment. Some of the standout exterior features include:

  • 17.0-inch wheels
  • Projector Fog lamps
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Sunroof (Optional)
  • Body-colored door handles
  • HID Headlights

2013 Chrysler 200 Safety

8.0/10

There are not many advanced safety features in the Chrysler 200. However, it does get a sufficient number of safety features that provide proper passenger safety. According to the NHTSA, the Chrysler 200 scored four out of five stars, which is considered above average. Furthermore, the IIHS recognized it as the “Top Safety Pick+” car for this year, which is a significant safety achievement for any vehicle. Some of the key safety features include:

  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Traction and Stability Control

2013 Chrysler 200 Final Verdict

For the price, the 2013 Chrysler 200 looks quite good when you consider its features, specifications, and overall opulence. However, there are many downsides attached to its name, including low fuel economy and limited space. In this case, it would be a smart move to take a look at some of its rivals, including the Camry and Sonata. The Chrysler 200 faces fierce competition from both of these rivals.

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